Eric Garcetti did poorly in Westchester in the March primary, finishing third behind Kevin James and Wendy Greuel. But in the runoff, he came out against moving the LAX north runway. That changed everything.Garcetti won 69% of the Westchester vote last Tuesday -- far outpacing his 54% showing citywi ... More >>
Here's a list of Los Angeles area runners, along with their ages and towns, entered to race in today's tragic Boston Marathon. The list does not suggest any of them were injured -- it's just a list of who was at least planning to be there. At least half the field had finished before today's blasts ... More >>
Who did your neighbor vote for in the last four L.A. mayoral elections? Would you love a crystal ball to tell you if Wendy Greuel or Eric Garcetti becomes L.A. mayor on May 21, 2013? Now you can figure it out -- well, almost. Ben Welsh and Thomas Lauder of the Los Angeles Times Data Desk created ... More >>
It was the biggest "Screw You" in hoops history. Phil Jackson is not coaching the Lakers today because Jimmy Buss and Jackson do not like each other and never have. It's that simple and that complex.
Audrey Napoleon is a lot to look at: all ink black precision-cut hair, pale skin, black cat eyeliner, four inch gold heels and perfectly applied red lipstick. Sitting in front of a wall of windows a dozen floors above Hollywood on an overcast Friday morning, she's a perfectly assembled goth dream gi ... More >>
Another tragic hit-and-run in Santa Monica last weekend has left comic-book great Roger Slifer, 57, in critical condition. The legend behind DC Comics superhero Lobo and the beloved old TV show Transformers was crossing 5th Street at the Colorado Avenue intersection around 12:57 a.m. early Saturday ... More >>
A bombshell of a lawsuit against a Fullerton bar claims that a manager made a false report to police in order to shoo homeless man Kelly Thomas away from the business. Thomas, of course, was fatally beaten by cops that night last summer, leading to charges, including murder and involuntary manslaug ... More >>
Bird-watching. A word that is synonymous with you don't really know because you've already lost interest just thinking about it for one second. Lucky for you this post isn't about bird-watching; it's about birding. I said MOTHERFUCKIN' BIRDING YOU GUYS! Sorry. I got a little overzealous trying to ... More >>
The neighborhood bar is a tough thing to define. Sometimes, it occupies the intersection of dive and sport. Sometimes, it's a lounge time has thankfully forgotten. When a comfortable neighborhood bar gets too crowded, it turns into a destination, overrun by scene-seekers for a spell until it can s ... More >>
Should humans destroy Mother Nature in order to save it?
FacebookMarina Del Rey video-game director Brigitte Burdine was killed by an at-large hit-and-run driver last nightUpdated after the jump with another picture of Burdine, a video clip and messages from friends, family and co-workers. Originally posted Dec. 29 at 7:30 p.m. R.I.P. Brigitte Bur ... More >>
A. SimmonsMo of Mo's PlaceAt Mo's Place in Playa Del Rey, the television pageantry of Monday Night Football is no match for the debauched live-action carnival Mo concocts. When you first walk in, you see a typical sports bar. Faded pennants and posters plaster every speck of the interior ... More >>
J. GarbeeRay GarciaRay Garcia, Executive Chef at Fig in Santa Monica, is perhaps the only 32-year-old chef who can say he has worked for Thomas Keller, Douglas Keane, and a picky canine in the same year (more on that later, but yes, a customer at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, where Garcia was ... More >>
And more thoughts on L.A. People 2009
Five sharp lawyers try to upset the Westside politicians bid for the office
Is slow growth back, or is this the eve of construction?
The admiral's sinking ship
Earth Day in L.A.
An environmental unlove story
If New York can slash homicide by 76 percent, can Los Angeles contemplate a vanishing point?
The strange ways of Richard Alarcón
Teardowns. Evictions. Investment. Rebirth. And the significance of that new gelato stand. The perils and pleasures of gentrification
Phil Jackson is back in control — and dreaming of a point guard named Oprah
For Erin Aubry Kaplan, coming home has been a labor of tough love
A guy From City Terrace moves into City Hall
The battles ahead for the City Council
Gray Davis’ role in the Coastal Commission shakeup
Ruth Galanter, meet the San Fernando Valley
A quarter-century later, the Zephyr Competition Skate Team still rules
This time Sandoval works a swing shift for her future
Twenty years of smog, wars and holes in the ground
In the beginning, there was beer...